3. Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania 

Hersheypark stands as the centerpiece of Hershey, PA, boasting thrilling rides, live entertainment, and a water park for refreshing summer fun. The park also features three official resorts including The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge, and Hersheypark Camping Resort. Hershey Lodge even includes complimentary access to its indoor pool complex: Hershey’s Water Works. 

Hotel Hershey
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Just outside of Hersheypark, the iconic Hershey's Chocolate World provides an immersive experience, including chocolate-making demonstrations, interactive exhibits, and a chance to create your own candy bar. Nearby, ZooAmerica offers an opportunity to explore North American wildlife through immersive exhibits and educational programs.

Chocolate World
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In Hershey, those craving more chocolate delights, can visit the Hershey Story Museum to learn more about the history of Milton S. Hershey and the chocolate empire he built. The museum also offers hands-on chocolate-making experiences. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy one of the area’s several golf courses. Finally, a visit to Hershey wouldn’t be complete without a stroll through the beautiful Hershey Gardens. 

With its blend of chocolate-themed attractions and outdoor activities, Hershey promises a memorable and delicious getaway for visitors of all ages.

4. Silver Dollar City in Branson Missouri

Silver Dollar City is a historic theme park sitting within the Ozark Mountains. The park itself offers a plethora of world-class coasters, incredible entertainment, and delicious food offerings which are enough to entice any theme park enthusiast. Yet, Silver Dollar City also features a water park, a showboat dinner cruise, and a campground. 

Silver Dollar City Dinner Cruise
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In Branson, Missouri where Silver Dollar City is located, there is a wealth of fun activities and entertainment to enjoy. Brandon is home to numerous theaters showcasing a variety of shows, from country music performances to magic acts and comedy shows. Branson Landing offers a shopping and dining destination along the scenic Taneycomo Lakefront, complete with a dazzling fountain show. Not only that, but there are dozens of accommodation choices within the area including Still Waters Lakefront Resort and Chateau on the Lake Resort.

Branson Ferris Wheel
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Nature enthusiasts can explore the beauty of the Ozarks through hiking trails, scenic drives, and outdoor adventures such as ziplining and fishing. Table Rock Lake provides opportunities for boating, swimming, and water sports. Visitors looking to relax can take a scenic train ride on the Branson Scenic Railway or enjoy a trip to a local winery or one of the picturesque golf courses. 

With its blend of entertainment and beautiful mountain backdrop, Branson offers something for everyone to enjoy.

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